Joshua Brooks began a newly created position with ASU in June of 2018—Program Manager of Distinguished Graduate Fellowships. As the program manager, Brooks founded and manages the Office of Distinguished Graduate Fellowships. From here, he recruits student talent for presitiguous positions and fellowships with parnter organizations and sponsors. He develops and manages large-scale, inclusive, and equitable projects and initiatives that enhance ASU's internal talent and increase ASU's graduate representation among distinguished businesses and prestigious fellowships. His role, generally, is to develop and manage all elements of ASU's university-wide distinguished graduate fellowships program and related external partnerships and recruitment initiatives.
As the head of ODGF, Brooks manages the largest National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program advising system in the nation, which was responsible for a 57% increase in GRFPs at ASU in the most recent award year. He also manages several other large-scale stakeholder engagement projects and high priority external partnerships, including a partnership and initiative with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management that increased Presidential Management Fellows at ASU by 400% in 2021. Brooks also co-founded and established the ASU/Army Master’s Degree Fellowship Program, a distinguished fellowship and partnership with the Department of Military Science which fully funds any two-year master’s degree at ASU, including a stipend, full tuition, and employment upon graduation.
Brooks is also a member of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee in the ASU Graduate College and is the Development Chair for the ASU Chicano/Latino Faculty & Staff Association (CLFSA).
Brooks is an ASU alumnus (B.I.S., 2008) and holds a Doctor of Law from Cornell University Law School. After law school, he secured a competitive two-year academic fellowship on an interdisciplinary university-wide research Initiative at Cornell where he served as the e-Government Fellow—teaching law students, researching, publishing, and representing Cornell University’s interests in legislative initiatives in New York City and the State Capital. As the e-Government Fellow, Brooks became an expert on the intersection of civic-technological platforms, policy, public relations, and the interworking of complex organizational systems and media networks. Brooks has also represented corporate clients at Littler Mendelson, P.C., one of the largest law firms in the world. He is published in both law journals and peer-reviwed journals. Brooks has also served as a General Editor of the Cornell Law Review.
Doctor of Law - Cornell University
M.Div. - Phoenix Seminary
BIS - Arizona State University